tear oneself away


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Abu Dhabi: It is hard to tear oneself away from the limestone sphinx sculpture placed on the top of a column.
Some people opine that he has become the misfortune of young poets, as "once Eliotean, always Eliotean" (and after all, I know best how difficult it is to tear oneself away from imitating him).
Yet it's hard to tear oneself away from those adorable little pigs and their numerous Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, Tuscan, and Composite counterparts.